I’m Brooke Williams, and I have the great honor of serving my fellow educators, students, and community as the JCEA President. I believe strongly in building a better future together for students and educators. Every child has a right to the best educational experiences regardless of their zip code, color of their skin, or family income. As an educator, I enjoy standing up and advocating for public education with my union brothers and sisters. I strongly believe in public education, neighborhood schools, teacher voice, and union values. I’m also a proud mother of two Jeffco students.
I began my educational journey in Jeffco at South Lakewood Elementary. School was not easy for me as a child. I had a stepmother who often told me I would never graduate or make it on my own. I found love, safety, and encouragement from my teachers. My teachers are the reason I went into education and why I believe strongly in public education.
Our profession looks very different today, and we face many obstacles. COVID has had a huge impact on our profession, students, and communities. It is in these tough times we have learned the importance of standing together for our students, communities, and each other. I believe together as educators we always have the right to demand changes in our district and state to give our students the best education possible. We all have a responsibility to continue to work for a better future for our students, educators, and communities, and when we fight together, we win together.
Brooke A Williams
Art Educator & JCEA President